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Les Moralistes Chrétiens, Saint Jean Chrysostome, E. Legrand, French Language, 1924


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Les Moralistes Chrétiens, Saint Jean Chrysostome, E. Legrand, French Language, 1924

Les Moralistes Chrétiens
(Textes Et Commentaires)
Saint Jean Chrysostome
Par Ph. E. Legrand
Professeur a La Faculté Des Lettres De Lyon
Correspondant De l'Institut


Publisher: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, Paris
Copyright: 1924

This book is in good condition. Hardcover. This antiquarian book has had a long and illustrious journey through time. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this book. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Morocco boards are worn along edges and corners and surface rubbing. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. The text block is toned along the edges. This is an ex-library book with a library label on the spine, an ink stamp on the title page, and a card slot on the rear endpaper. 315 pages


Rare French Language book about St. John Chrysostom (golden-mouthed). He was born in the city of Antioch in the year 344. He studied rhetoric under Libanius, a pagan, the most famous orator of the age. In 374, he began to lead the life of an anchorite in the mountains near Antioch, but in 386, the poor state of his health forced him to return to Antioch, where he was ordained a priest.

In 398, he was elevated to the See of Constantinople and became one of the greatest lights of the Church. But he had enemies in high places; some were ecclesiastics, not the least being Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, who repented before he died. His most powerful enemy, however, was the empress Eudoxia, who was offended by the apostolic freedom of his discourses. Several accusations were brought against him in a pseudo-council, and he was exiled.

He found the greatest peace and happiness in the midst of his sufferings, like the apostle St. Paul, whom he so greatly admired. He had the consolation of knowing that the Pope remained his friend and did what lay in his power for him. His enemies were not satisfied with the sufferings he had already endured, and they banished him still further, to Pythius, at the very extremity of the Empire. He died on his way there on September 14, 407.

Item Dimensions: 7.0 inches x 4.5 inches


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